Monday, May 26, 2008

Shop: Sneaker Dillema!!!

For all sneaker aficionados May 31st is gonna be a Big Day in Boston. As both Concepts (Cambridge) and Bodega plan to release their limited edition sneakers on this day, collectors might be finding themselves camping out for their precious shoes even days in advance. Trust me, you better get there early because this is gonna be an event to remember.
Concepts collaborative Nike SB “Lobster” Dunk is inspired by the seafood heritage of New England and will be available in a limited edition set available ONLY and exclusively at Concepts. The first 200 pairs include a limited packaging equipped with a lobster claw rubber band, a tee shirt, a condiment box (which includes lobster shell cracker, fork, bib, an extra set of laces, and wet nap) and a poster. The items will be all put into a traditional paper bag as used by typical lobster shops. Not only will the packaging and bag be branded with the “Concepts Fishing Company” graphic, but the release at Concepts will also be catered by Legal Seafoods, who will be serving tasty seafood appetizers. The release will be followed by a raffle for some additional exclusive goodies. Although the special pack will be extremely limited to 200 pairs, the first 50 pairs will come in a special limited edition wooden box. In any case, Seafood never looked so good before.

The "Lobster Dunk" hits our shores Sat May 31st!!!

Across the Charles, Bodega's Reebok Omni Pump Lite was inspired by the renegade, borderline illegal, semi-dangerous, insanely cheap, revolutionary, independently run bus lines that link Boston's Chinatown to NYCs Chinatown. Their "Escape pack" includes everything you need to escape to another city for an overnight excursion in the city that never sleeps. The Reebok Omni Pump Lite is the centerpiece of the project featuring a luminous jade and charcoal color-way detailed with a map of the route embossed on the ankle collar. A matching 5-panel cap by "ELM" and tee are also included in the pack (although a pair of boxers could have really sold this one for me). As part of the pack, they boys at bodega threw in mix-tapes, rolling papers, paint markers, and good luck charms to round out the contents of this extremely limited release. Only 100 Escape packs have been produced but here's the catch...within ONE of the packs is a GOLDEN TICKET upgrade. The lucky winner of the upgrade will get airfare to anywhere in the continental US, as well as a suitcase filled with past limited releases from Reebok. An additional 200 pairs "the travel pack" are also being released, but these ones come with a gym sack and not as many goodies as the "escape pack".

So there you have it. If you like sneakers as much as we do here, then start planing ahead. I'm really curious to see if anyone is gonna be able to cop both...who knows maybe there'll be an organized camp-outs. You never know to what lengths sneakerheads will go to, to get their precious...